Australia vs England
Australia welcomes the old enemy England to the Optus Stadium in Perth for this International Friendly. This fixture is always a heated encounter and no doubt this match will be no different. The home team will be desperate for a win after they ended the November tour with three consecutive losses. The Wallabies have shown that they are different team when they play at home and this was never more evident than last year when they beat the World Champion Springboks twice in the Rugby Championships.
TIP: Australia will have to be at their best as they have lost their last eight matches against England with their last win coming in 2015. They have included their overseas stars Marika Koroibete, Quade Cooper and Samu Kerevi in their squad so they will be at full strength for this match. England come into this series under real pressure after a string of disappointing losses. They ended the Six Nations in third place and were equal on points with fourth placed Scotland but they the better points differential. The bookies have Australia as favourites but I am tipping England for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.35, Playabets 2.30 and Sunbet 2.35
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Australia vs England
- England have won the last eight matches between these sides.
- The last time Australia beat England was in 2015.
- Australia last won at home against England in 2010.
Latest results for both teams
Australia lost 29-28 to Wales in their last match while England lost 25-13 to France in their last match.
England have lost their last three matches but it was the 52-21 mauling at the hands of the Barbarians in the last match that set the alarm bells ringing. Beleaguered Coach Eddie Jones will need to immediately turn his team’s fortunes around with the World Cup just a year away. The selection of experienced campaigners like the Vunipola brothers and Danny Care could prove to be a masterstroke as they can lead from the front. England are the team with more to prove and now with Courtney Lawes as captain they will have better leadership. I am predicting an England win by 5 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Tom Banks, 14 Andrew Kellaway, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nic White, 8 Rob Valetini, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Rob Leota, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 David Porecki, 1 Angus Bell
15 Freddie Steward, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Joe Cokanasiga, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Danny Care, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Courtney Lawes (c), 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Jamie George, 1 Ellis Genge
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the England victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the England handicap :
The complete odds on the England handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+2.5) 1.91
Sunbet (+2.5) 1.89
Playabets (+2.5) 1.81
Predictions and Odds in details
Australia will be trying everything in their power to finally end their win drought against England while the visitors will be hoping for Eddie Jones to use his inside knowledge of the Wallabies to engineer the victory. The home team will need to play their high tempo brand of rugby to get the better of the more bulky England pack. There are great odds on the England upset win but if you are looking for a safer bet then I suggest the away team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+2.5) 1.91, Sunbet (+2.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+2.5) 1.81
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